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2018 Moose Jaw Limited Age Cutting Horse Show
- submitted by Elaine Good
The first two days of the Moose Jaw Cutting Horse Show were dedicated to the Limited Age Event. These are classes restricted to horses just beginning their show careers and competing against horses of the same age for over $12,000 in prize money. It’s also the very first time for the three year olds to be shown and it’s amazing to watch these youngsters! This event is organized by the Saskatchewan Cutting Horse Association to help breeders, trainers and owners develop and showcase their horses and programs. It’s held at the Golden Mile Arena in conjunction with the 4 day Moose Jaw Cutting Horse Show where the facilities and great footing allow these horses to show their full potential!
The Barry & Elaine Good Open Futurity Aggregate went to “NRR Coles China Doll” for owner Warren Russell, Stoughton, Saskatchewan under the saddle of Glen Beveridge, Valley View, Alberta. Glen saw this 3 year old mare sired by “NRR Cat King Cole” and out of the mare “Chinas Instant Choice” being worked by Cody Smith at Ponoka, Alberta which prompted a phone call to Warren. Warren said “If you think she’s a good one go ahead and buy her.” He never saw her until she was shown at Moose Jaw! This mare is real sweet to be around and they hope to keep her feeling good and keep showing her through the fall futurities. They want to thank everyone who helped along the way including Clint Christianson, Tyler Darroch and Mike Belof. Thanks from GD Cutting Horses!
The 3 Year Old Non Pro Futurity Aggregate also sponsored by Barry & Elaine Good was claimed by the accomplished showperson, Elaine Speight riding “Hickory Boonlight” owned by Bill & Elaine Speight, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. The Speights found this blue roan mare, sired by “Boonlights Shining” out of the mare “QR Duals Hickory” advertised on the northernhorse.com website. They purchased her in the fall of her yearling year from Jennell Heptner and had “Boony” started by Anna Petrova of Strathmore, Alberta, as a two year old. Bill continued with training her on cattle, then the flag during the winter and more cattle work into her 3 year old year. The Speights were happy and proud that she did so well at the Moose Jaw Show. With her size, strength in the hind quarters and tremendous long stride they feel she has the potential to make a great horse.
The 4 Year Old Open Derby Aggregate went to “Hesa Rey Cat” owned by the class sponsor Kali Fortner, Bracken, Saskatchewan! Kali’s partner, Clint Christianson trains and shows “Hesa Rey Cat,” the sorrel son of “Dual Rey” that they purchased from Montana Ranch Cutting Horses of Big Fork, Montana. “Hesa Rey Cat” is the third colt that Clint has had the good fortune to train out of the great producing mare “ Shes A Cuttn Cat” and they look forward to his potential both as a show horse and stud prospect.
“RH Purrolator Cat” owned and shown by Sandy Reid of Leduc County, Alberta claimed the 4 Year Old Non Pro Derby sponsored by Donna Reid of Webb, Saskatchewan. This home raised gelding sired by “Smooth As A Cat” out of their mare “Jazzys Pep Talk” earned consistent 72’s during the show. “RH Purrolator Cat” is one of a pair of full brothers that Sandy was showing in the 4 year old class! They are both a finished product from Jeff Schwitzer’s Melville, Saskatchewan training program for 3 year olds that were easy for her to take over and show. Sandy says ““Rush” is the horse that won and he is a bit more sensitive that the other. Thank you for having great ground for us to play in that is so important to us competitors!”
“Hot Metal Smarts” returned to Moose Jaw after winning the 2017 Open Derby to take this year’s Les & Coreen Jack 5/6 Year Old Open Classic under the saddle of Glen Beveridge. This 5 year old mare by “Metallic Cat” out of the mare “Jazzy Jay Bar” was bred and owned by Hollingworth Farms Limited of Valley View, Alberta. This mare has really come on nice this year and they hope to keep her going for the fall futurities.
The Belof Performance Horses 5/6 Year Old Non Pro Classic Aggregate was won by the 6 year old mare “One Cuttin Cat” for owner and rider, Scott Brady of Midale, Saskatchewan. Scott purchased this mare sired by “One Time Pepto” and out of the great mare “Shes A Cuttn Cat” raised by Montana Ranch Cutting Horses as a two year old from Clint Christianson and Kali Fortner. She was a finalist in last year’s Futurities in Red Deer and Calgary. Scott says “this mare is very sensitive and because of that she makes me a better rider; it’s a challenge that’s good for me!”
The turnerhorses.com 7 Up Non Pro Aggregate went to “Tazzalittle” owned and shown by Carol Bailey of Kyle Saskatchewan. Carol describes her bay gelding sired by “Pepto Taz” and out of the mare “Paulas Little Lena” as her “lifelong partner in this sport. He’s easy to get ready and he knows his job. A true testament to his training foundation.”
Full results of the Moose Jaw Cutting Horse Show and Limited Age Event are available on the SCHA Website: www.scha.ca.
Linda Davies and "Cetas Ahoy Mate"
2016 35000 NP World Champions!
Sired by “Smart Mate” out of a Doc
Quixote mare , Linda and “Chief”
were 2nd with a 219.5 in the first
go, and the next day a 222 for
first and also won the aggregate
at the World Finals.The top 15
money earners in every class qualify for
the World Finals, Fort Worth, TX.
The World Champion is based on money earned during the year and money earned at the Finals, Her total earnings for the year were $16,628($2,632. won at the World Finals.) Linda
purchased “Cetas Ahoy Mate”six years ago when she found him on the Internet - best buy ever.Linda is from Lloydminster, AB. and Margaret Meagher, Calgary, AB.also showed in the same
class, and was 7th.Showing in Alberta and Saskatchewan as well as in the U.S. these two Albertans also won the 35,000 NP Canadian Champion (Linda) and Reserve (Margaret).
They will be receiving their buckles and Linda receiving her Championship Saddleat the Canadian Cutting Horse Awards Banquet,February 4, 2017, Calgary, AB.
Congratulations to you both – well done.
Congratulations to our own Dustin Gonnet and the Gonnet family as Dustin was inducted into the NCHA Rider Hall of Fame.
A huge accomplishment!!
Canadian Cutting Breeder “Walter Hellyer”
recently passed, write up from
Walter Hellyer, 1923-2017
Walter Hellyer of Waterford,
Ontario, an NCHA Hall of Fame
member, past president of the
Canadian Quarter Horse Association and influential breeder of cutting horses, passed away May 3 at the age of 93. Hellyer grew up on a farm in Ontario, where he developed a love for working horses. By the late 1950s, he was active in cutting events with the American Quarter Horse Association, and he joined the National Cutting Horse Association in 1963. During the same period, he met pioneer cutting horse trainers Buster Welch and Shorty Freeman, who both showed horses for him. As Hellyer expanded his Quarter Horse broodmare band, he shipped many of them to Texas under the care of Shorty Freeman and Terry Riddle, who also trained and showed many of their offspring. In 1973, Hellyer purchased a half interest in the 1970 NCHA Futurity champion Doc O’Lena from Freeman, who had shown the son of Doc Bar and the famed cutting mare Poco Lena. In 1978, Freeman and Hellyer syndicated Doc O’Lena for $1.2 million, each retaining 10 shares from a total of 70. It was the first major syndication of a cutting stallion and had a lasting impact on the sport of cutting. Doc O’Lena’s influence as a sire and grandsire is legendary. His Hellyer-bred offspring include Lenas Jewel Bars, sire of earners of $4.7 million, and Playboys Madera ($409,761), 1988 NCHA Non-Pro World Champion and dam of 1993 NCHA Futurity Open Champion Playboy McCrae. Hellyer is survived by his wife of 71 years, Doreen, as well as their children, Pam Hellyer, Brenda Wivell (Murray), Warren Hellyer (Diana), Victoria Hellyer (Dave Pavey), Margaret Kotsch, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Waterford Camp Trillium or another charity.
2017 Moose Jaw Cutting Horse Show Limited Age Event
- submitted by Elaine Good
The annual Moose Jaw Cutting Horse Show was held August 3 to 6, 2017. Organized by the Saskatchewan Cutting Horse Association ( SCHA), the first days featured the Limited Age Event presented by Barry & Elaine Good. These are the classes for cutting horses just beginning their careers and attract particular attention as it’s first time the three year olds will have ever been shown. This competition has become an important part of the program for many trainers and breeders as they develop these young horses for the major futurity shows later this fall. It also provides the spectators an inside view at what’s coming from breeding and training programs. Thanks to The Moose Jaw Exhibition Company for their facilities and the great footing in the Golden Mile Arena that really allows the horses to show at their best.
“OBR High Cuttin Cat” was really consistent for trainer and showman, Glen Beveridge of Valleyview, Alberta, scoring 73s in both go rounds to claim the 3 year old Open Futurity Aggregate sponsored by Tinman Welding and Maintenance Limited. This sorrel mare sired by “Third Cutting” and out of the mare “Kit Kat” and was raised by owner by Neil Lamoureaux of Drayton Valley, Alberta. Glen says “she’s really smart on a cow and he’s really looking forward to making the full fall futurity run with her!”
The 3 year old Non Pro Futurity Aggregate winner was “Wild Lil Moonshine,” a sorrel mare sired by “Cats Moonshine” and out of the mare “JB Wild Wahine”. Grant and Gale Aykroyd, Wainwright, Alberta purchased this fluid moving mare from Amanda Digness then Gale took the reins to train and show. Gale describes “Wild Lil Moonshine” as a fun mare to ride. She really likes coming to the Moose Jaw show. “It’s a good place to give young horses exposure as the experience seems to help them grow up.”
The 4 Year Old Open Derby Aggregate 3 way tie was broken by virtue of the high score of 73 by “Hot Metal Smarts” bred by Sherman Minnie and now owned by Hollingworth Farms, Valleyview, Alberta. Trained and shown by Glen Beveridge this red roan mare by “Metallic Cat” and out of the mare “Preppy Jay Bar” saw limited showing as a 3 year old, is continuing her show career and eventually will become a part of the brood mare band.
The 4 Year Old Non Pro Derby Aggregate also had a 3 way tie broken by the high score. “Mouse Ichi” was purchased by Rocky and Heather Davis, Valleyview, Alberta as a 3 year old to replace a futurity prospect that had died. She was shown in the Fort Worth Futurity with moderate success but won Arbuckle this spring. Rider, Rocky Davis sums up this bay mare sired by “Cat Ichi” out of the mare “Leonilas Choice” with “Ya gotta love her cowyness and try!”
The 5/6 Year Old Open Classic Aggregate went to “Monster Cat,” a 6 year old sorrel gelding sired by “High Brow Cat” and out of the mare “Miss Rey Hickory.” This another entry from Rocky and Heather Davis and shown by Glen Beveridge. “Monster Cat” has been shown in numerous limited age events, consistently making the finals. He was just brought back from Texas in time to be shown at Moose Jaw, followed by the fall run of aged events in Canada. Rocky says “ “Monster Cat” has never grown up, he thinks he’s a kid - very playful!”
“Monster Cat” came back with Rocky Davis riding to tie for the Non Pro Classic Aggregate with his half brother “Cats Lil Peptolena”, who is also owned by Heather and Rocky Davis and shown by Rocky. “Cats Lil Peptolena” is a gelding also sired by High Brow Cat but out of the mare “Peptolena Lucinda.”
The 7 Up Non Pro Aggregate went to “Reys Your Freckles” owned by Les and Coreen Jack, Rocanville, Saskatchewan and shown by Les. This 7 year old sorrel mare sired by “Dual Rey” was the first foal out of their mare “Bet On Freckles.” Les started this mare then sent her to Tatum Rice in September of her 3 year old year in preparation for the Forth Worth Futurity where she placed 4th in the Limited Non Pro. “She’s been privilege to own,” says Les. He is looking forward to the 2 yearlings he has raised out of her, sired by “Once In A Blue Boon”!
Full results for the Limited Age Event and Weekend Shows are available on-line on the SCHA Website: www.scha.ca.
Rocky Davis riding
Unlimited Am Champion
Congratulations to our CCHA cutters on a job well done at the NCHA world finals!!!
Amanda Digness 35 non pro 9th place
Larissa Price 5 NPNH 12th place...
Danielle Oslund 25NPNH 14th place
Kate Rusnack 2000ltd 3rd place
Would also like to congratulate Carl Gerwin for making the NP Semi Finals and David Anderson for placing 4th in the Ltd non pro finals!!!! Great job you guys!!!!